Known for its authentic Northern Italian cuisine, the new Armani’s restaurant features a fresh, sophisticated design and an atmosphere ideal for a romantic dinner for two, a get-together with friends or an upscale business function. With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Tampa Bay, guests can take in spectacular panoramic views during dinner and enjoy a drink on the outdoor patio before or after their meal.
Armani’s signature antipasto bar allows guests to create their own first course from a selection of more than 30 items and a dedicated station offers fresh made-to-order Caesar salads. Armani’s “primi piatti” menu includes vegetarian, pasta and soup selections, while main courses range from veal scaloppini in a truffle sauce over mascarpone polenta to wild salmon on pan fried risotto bianco.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 6pm - 10pm
Friday: 6pm - 10:00pm
Courtney Campbell Causeway SR60 Exit Bayport Dr.
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Armani's features live piano music from the lounge Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
Valet parking is located at the Hotel Entrance and is complimentary with dinner at Armani's.
Chef Robert Maggi
Private Party Facilities:
Armani's menu and service can be duplicated for a private function anywhere on the property.
For more details, please call 813.207.6800.
Private Party Contact:
Kathleen Morgan: 8132076800x
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Armani's Ratings and Reviews
Let me start by saying, my husband and I ...
Let me start by saying, my husband and I dine out often and all over the world. I don't write reviews. I feel this place is very overrated. There is a nice view, but the menu isn't to my tastes. It's lacking any healthier options, even the salad choices were poor. The lobster bisque is a disappointment, and that's my favorite type of soup. I try it everywhere it's on the menu. For an upscale restaurant I just expected more.
It truly was a dining experience. The fo ...
It truly was a dining experience. The food's presentation was 'awesome' as was the service by Stephanie . It has wonderful views especially out on the patio as you saw planes coming in/out and watching the sun set. Everything was delightful.
Went for an anniversary dinner- Original ...
Went for an anniversary dinner- Originally had an 8:15 reservation but they were able to seat us when we arrived early for a drink, at 7:30. The restaurant was rather noisy at the beginning of the meal due to a large party. Service was okay but felt like our table was a bit of an afterthought for the wait staff. Antipasti was okay but did not meet my expectations after reading all the reviews. It was very standard. Octopus appetizer was very tender. We got the Rock Shrimp Carbonara but it was barely warm and was underwhelming. The veal Milanese was delicious though. They gave us a dessert as we were celebrating our anniversary which was nice. The overall experience did not match the over $250 price tag though. I would go back for a drink in the bar but would spend the money for a dinner somewhere else in the future.
This normally spot on perfect dining exp ...
This normally spot on perfect dining experience lacked energy and enthusiasm around the food and service. The dining room apparently hungry for guests permitted shorts and flip flops. Even the hostess was clad in jeans.
This is a stunning setting with views of ...
This is a stunning setting with views of the water, sunset, etc. We enjoyed a leisurely meal, taking our drinks outside at one point to enjoy the view.
The food was delicious but I definitely reserve this for a special occasion due to the pricey menu. Service was attentive without being intrusive.
My one disappointment came when they brought our shared dessert and it had a chocolate leaf reading "Happy Anniversary". I had made a point of telling them two different times that we were celebrating my husband's 60th birthday. Also, our table was about as far from the sunset view as could be and very close to the kitchen. I guess not everyone can get a prime seat. All in all, it was a memorable meal but not one I will repeat very often for a variety of reasons.
Next time, I will go up, order a drink from the bar, and head outside for a while.
The view is spectacular and the service ...
The view is spectacular and the service was good. We went there for my husband's birthday and none of us were impressed with the food- especially for the price. If you go, go for a sunset drink (and maybe an appetizer) on the terrace. Ambiance very nice as well.
The life entertainment in the bar area w ...
The life entertainment in the bar area was very loud.
When I confirmed my reservation, I asked for a table by the window. I was told that it was on a come first basis and they could not reserve a table in advance.
When we were seated ( low bench ) I asked if we could move to a table in front of us which happened to be a table with a view, I was told that the table was reserved.
I told our waitress that I was told that it was on a first come first serve....She told me no and offered a pillow to sit on.
Not exactly what i expected.
The 2 males at our table ordered an appetizer. My girlfriend and I were never asked if we would care for one.
My salmon was cold.
Overall, our experience was not satisfying and neither of the 4 of us have a desire to return.
We had the Groupon tasting menu on a Fri ...
We had the Groupon tasting menu on a Friday night. A good value for a special occasion. Service and view were very good. Warm up of Olive tapenade and bread was great. Thought cheese and meat course and beef tenderloin were the highlights of the menu.
We had the Northern Italy 6 course dinne ...
We had the Northern Italy 6 course dinner which was wonderful, great variety. Our waiter, Qasim was very professional and knowledgeable which provided an extra touch to the dinner. The ambiance was wonderful until a rather loud party of 6 sat at the table next to us. Prices are high .... very high but since it was a special evening it was worth it.
I'm from a city with fantastic food and ...
I'm from a city with fantastic food and independent small restaurants. I didn't know when booking that this was a hotel restaurant but I kept an open mind. Food was very mediocre. It was very expensive! Example- Penner Ash Pinot was $99 a bottle (a $38 price retail). The good though was that the service was better than average. We shared several dishes and the kitchen split them nicely- great move! Nice views and it's a pretty place. Nice slow pace. All things considered I wouldn't go back because the food didn't shine.
We went for the Groupon 6 course tasting ...
We went for the Groupon 6 course tasting. We have also done the 6 course tasting at Cafe Ponte a number of times. While the food at Armani's was very good the food & presentation at Cafe Ponte was better. The ambiance at Armani's is 2nd to none in the Tampa Bay Area.
I thoroughly enjoyed the dinner experien ...
I thoroughly enjoyed the dinner experience with close family. The food (generous portions), atmosphere (cozy), service (excellent by the attendant) and level of interaction was outstanding. We were even offered a free desert however declined as our party consumed to much food already. Will continue to enjoy the attributes of your dining establish for years to come.
Armani's is incredible. The view is gor ...
Armani's is incredible. The view is gorgeous and many of the tables are set up to get a full view of the bay and skyline. Go before sunset! The food was excellent, the prices were high but not outrageous for the ambiance and the view. Even better than the food was the service. Khalid was one of the best servers we have ever had.
Have eaten at Armani's several times and ...
Have eaten at Armani's several times and normally rate it 5 stars. On this one occasion, our veal and swordfish dishes were way over cooked. Everything else was fantastic as usual. Hoping this was an isolated incident. Will try the restaurant again.
Disappointed. I ordered the veal, for wh ...
Disappointed. I ordered the veal, for which they claim fame and it was over breaded, over cooked, dry, tough. The prices are very high and we were expecting more.
To be fair, they did remove my meal from the bill without prompting and they did remember my husband's birthday with a delicious piece of cake.
I will recommend the antipasto bar. A large and varied selection of cheeses, vegetables and meats.
First time at this restaurant and looked ...
First time at this restaurant and looked forward to discovering a place described as 'fine' Northern Italian and one of Tampa's best establishments.
Setting is the best part, while food is ok and service not so good. It is just not that polished of a place ... It tries, but fails at the simple things. Starts with there being no hostess as you arrive, then no smile when you are finally greeted. Continues with wait staff not at your table for over 5min after you ae seated. Then having to wait another 30min for a salad and fried octopus, while waters weren't being refilled. Food itself was not presented well and seemed like it had sat in the warmer for a while. Same went for the main dishes, which we waited another 30min for. I am all about taking my time for a noce dinner, but feel like delivery could be improved here.
Having traveled extensively in Italy and eaten at Michelin starred restaurants several times, I am afraid Armani's is nowhere close to those experiences, except when it comes to how much it charges. I guess this is a function of limited competition in town and the unique setting of the place, which has made the owners comfortable and not seeking to maintain a high level of execution in the dinning room or kitchen.
It's a shame, because the place has potential.
We had a delightful time celebrating a B ...
We had a delightful time celebrating a Birthday. It is a beautiful restaurant with amazing views.
John our server was professional and attentive. The service is 5 star and consistently amazing.
Food is delicious!
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